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Essential Oil & Wellness Blog — tea tree

The Benefits and uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Tea tree is one of the more popular household oils. Tea tree oil is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous scent. It comes from the leaves of the tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, found in southeast Queensland and the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. It holds many antibacterial and antifungal benefits. Whilst also great for boosting the immune system.  It has been traditionally used to treat coughs and colds through inhalation, and applied to the skin for healing. It has been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, fungi and germs. Tea Tree oil makes a great hand sanitizer...

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Aromatherapy to Help With Hayfever

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As spring starts to push slowly forward, we are beginning to see notifications from the Met Office that the pollen count is on the rise. Hayfever can turn late Spring and the whole of Summer into a total misery for those who suffer. Over the counter medications seem to help, but it can be a truly miserable time if you are prone to be sensitive to pollen. Some people are lucky and only suffer for a few weeks as the particular pollen they are allergic to cycles through and on, but for others, months of suffering can follow. For young...

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Essential Oils for Teenage Acne

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Puberty is a really tough time for kids, and for some spots can become the bane of their lives. Not only do they feel pretty gross they make young people feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. However, thanks to the wonders of hormones, getting rid of them can present a significant challenge. Essential oils can have a really positive effect on balancing the skin, so let’s take a look. What Causes Teenage Spots? Spots are caused by a variety of issues. During the teenage years, hormones are running riot; pores can build up with grease which in turn creates the mini infections...

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Essential Oils for Arachnids (Arachnophobia)

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Arachnophobia is one of the most common fears in the world. The fear of spiders is something that terrifies many people. In the UK we have very few spiders that can actually hurt is, so it really does boil down to just not liking them. However, remember the phobias are irrational fears so while it might seem funny if someone you know is scared of spiders being helpful rather than teasing them is better as it really is not something people can control. We can ration that spiders are tiny and cannot hurt us, sounding all confident when just talking...

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3 Tips Kick 2018 Off With Good Health

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Welcome to 2018! I hope your new year was happy and drama free. Now we are into the new year people are making resolutions and organising their thoughts for a change. One of the most important things is keeping healthy as we are now mid cough, cold and flu season. It will be so much harder to stick to new changes if you are feeling below par so here are some great tips for boosting your health that you can start now and carry throughout the year with you. 1. Eat Smart The old adage that you are what you...

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